Dedication and Loyalty are Hallmarks of Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group's 2013 Employee Appreciation Dinner

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Welch Healthcare & Retirement Group, one of the oldest senior housing and healthcare organizations in Massachusetts, honored long-time employees recently at the Annual Employee Appreciation Dinner. More than 400 Welch Group employees and staff were celebrated, beginning with those who have served for five years or more.

Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group hosts annual awards dinner for long-term employees. Members of the Welch family include (L to R): Thomas Welch; Paul T. Casale, VP & Treasurer; Richard M. Welch, President; and Michael Welch, Vice-President.

Experienced staff with significant length of service is central to providing consistent quality services to each resident.

Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group, one of the oldest senior housing and healthcare organizations in Massachusetts, honored long-time employees recently at the Annual Employee Appreciation Dinner, held at Pembroke Country Club. More than 400 Welch Group employees and staff were celebrated, beginning with those who have served for five years or more.

Receiving top honors for service this year is Patricia Sullivan, RN, a nursing supervisor at Colonial Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Weymouth, who is a 44- year employee. Other employees who are notable for their length of service to Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group include, John Howe, a 40-year dietary staff worker at Colonial; Sandra Benotti, RN, an MDS/MMQ coordinator at Hancock Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Quincy who has been on staff for 39 years; and Donna Griffin, director of social services at John Scott House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Braintree, who is a 38-year employee. “Each year it is my honor to recognize our dedicated staff members who promote our mission of providing the best care possible to our residents,” said Welch Group President Richard M. Welch. According to Welch, experienced staff with significant length of service is central to providing consistent quality services to each resident.

In addition to awards for distinguished length of service, the Welch Group also honors individuals who plan to continue their education in healthcare or related services. This year there were 15 recipients of the Florence May St. John Scholarship, established by the Welch Family to honor Ms. St. John, who began caring for seniors in her home and would later set the model for her own daughter, Rita M. Welch who with her late husband, Thomas, opened their first nursing center in Braintree in 1949 - the John Scott House.

Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group, with communities, located in Braintree, Brighton, Duxbury, Hingham, Marshfield, Quincy and Weymouth, employs over 2000 staff members. For more than 60 years the Welch Group has been providing continuum of care services to seniors and their families who may need housing or care options, including independent living, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, Alzheimer’s care, adult day health or home care services. To learn more visit online at: http://www.welchhrg.com.

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